Thomas, Joyce Carol
Most widely held works about Joyce Carol Thomas
Most widely held works by Joyce Carol Thomas
The blacker the berry : poems by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,678 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: We are color struck. The way an artist strikes. His canvas with his brush of many hues. Look closely at these mirrors these palettes of skin. Each color is rich, in its own right. Black is dazzling and distinctive, like toasted wheat berry bread; snowberries in the fall; rich, red cranberries; and the bronzed last leaves of summer. In this lyrical and luminous collection, Coretta Scott King honorees Joyce Carol Thomas and Floyd Cooper celebrate these many shades of black beautifully.
I have heard of a land by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,655 libraries worldwide
Describes the joys and hardships experienced by an African-American pioneer woman who staked a claim for free land in the Oklahoma territory.
Brown honey in broomwheat tea : poems by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 1,484 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems exploring the theme of African-American identity. A cycle of a dozen lyrical poems exploring issues of African-American identity through delicately interwoven images. . . . Laden with meaning, the poetry is significant and lovely. Cooper's paintings, with vibrant, unsentimentalized characters in earth tone illumined with gold, are warm, contemplative, a beautiful complement to Thomas's eloquence. Poems rooted in home, family, and the African-American experience.
Linda Brown, you are not alone : the Brown v. Board of Education decision : a collection ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
A collection of personal reflections, stories, and poems from ten well-known children's authors, who were themselves young people in 1954 when the Supreme Court handed down the decision to desegregate public schools.
The six fools by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 935 libraries worldwide
A young man searches for three people more foolish than his fiancée and her parents.
Necessary noise : stories about our families as they really are ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 926 libraries worldwide
A collection of ten stories about families and what they mean, describing both traditional and non-traditional families.
House of light by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 882 libraries worldwide
This is the story of Dr. Abyssinia Jackson, who possesses remarkable healing powers. From her office, known as the House of Light, she tends to the troubled woman of Ponca City. With her mixture of knowing wisdom and tender care, Abyssinia helps the women rise above their pain to find their own infinite strength.
Marked by fire by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
5 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 829 libraries worldwide
Abyssinia Jackson, born in an Oklahoma cotton field in the wake of a tornado, is the pride and joy of her family, church, and community until a series of natural disasters and personal attacks threaten to break her spirit, but Mother Barker and her lessons in folk medicine help Abby survive.
Gingerbread days by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Poems for each month of the year celebrate the themes of family love, individuality, and Afro-American identity.
The gospel Cinderella by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
A variation on the traditional Cinderella story set in a Southern swamp and with a Great Gospel Convention instead of a ball.
The three witches by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
Three hungry witches set out to eat two orphaned children while their grandmother is away at the market.
The skull talks back and other haunting tales by Zora Neale Hurston ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Do you dare to cross paths with ... an enchantress who can slip in and out of her skin, a man more evil than the devil, a skull who talks back, a pair of creepy feet that can walk on their own? Spooky, chilling, and fantastical, this collection of six scary tales will send shivers up your spine! The stories in The Skull Talks Back have been selected from Every Tongue Got To Confess, Zora Neale Hurston's third volume of folklore. Through Joyce Carol Thomas's carefully adapted text and Leonard Jenkins's arresting illustrations, the soulful, fanciful imaginations of ordinary folk will reach readers of all ages.
What's the hurry, Fox? : and other animal stories by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Presents a volume of pourquoi tales collected by Zora Neale Hurston from her field research in the Gulf states in the 1920s.
A Gathering of flowers : stories about being young in America ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
A collection of eleven short stories depicting what it is like to be young in America, exploring such diverse cultures as urban San Francisco, a Chippewa Indian reservation, and a Latino barrio in Chicago.
Hush songs : African American lullabies ( )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 511 libraries worldwide
A collection of African-American lullabies enhanced by the improvisational styles of such artists as Harry Belafonte and Oscar Brown, Jr. is accompanied by piano scores, introductory notes, and historical information.
Crowning glory : poems by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems, including "First Braids," "Grandma's Way," and "Mama's Glory," in which an Afro-American girl celebrates herself, her family, and her heritage.
The golden pasture by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
The exquisite horse twelve-year-old Carl Lee finds on his grandfather's farm one summer helps him to understand his difficult father better.
When the nightingale sings by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Despite her mean-spirited foster mother's attempts to demean her, fourteen-year-old orphan Marigold finds the song within her heart during the search for a new lead gospel singer for the Rose of Sharon Baptist Church.
Cherish me by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 437 libraries worldwide
"For children discovering their individuality, this beautiful poem celebrates uniqueness, love, and self-awareness"-- Cover back.
Shouting by Joyce Carol Thomas ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
In a colorful salute to faith and gospel music, the good spirit moves a mother, daughter, and congregation to take part in a wondrous celebration of ritual and faith.
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